Earlier this year David Gilmour issued Rattle That Lock, his long awaited follow-up to 2006’s On An Island. The Pink Floyd guitarist will begin a highly anticipated tour of North America in support of the solo record starting next March. A recently aired BBC documentary featuring the legendary musician in which he examines his storied career is the focus of this week’s Sunday Cinema.
Produced by the BBC, David Gilmour: Wider Horizons offers intimate access to the talented musician. Featuring footage of Gilmour in the studio, his process for recording Rattle That Lock is the central theme of the film. His early experiences with Pink Floyd, relationships with bandmates and the ultimate demise of the group are also thoroughly discussed. Gilmour is shown playing guitar, saxophone, banjo and even the steel guitar he utilized on Pink Floyd classics “Breathe” and “Great Gig In The Sky” from their famed album Dark Side Of The Moon.
It includes appearances by his wife and collaborator Polly Samson and shows how the pair develops songs together. Also appearing are his son and contributing pianist Gabriel Gilmour, along with Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, Jamie MacColl of Bombay Bicycle Club and host Alan Yentob.
Watch David Gilmour: Wider Horizons below: